Category Archives: Matthew 2:1-12

Three Wise Men

MP3 Audio:  WS330326_Dn-Joseph_Three-Wise_Men.mp3 This homily was preached on Sunday morning, January 5, 2014, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Dn. Joseph Gleason. ~ Gospel Reading:  Matthew 2:1-12 Wise men, Gentiles, came from the East, from beyond the borders … Continue reading

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Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh

“And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him. And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.”  (Matthew … Continue reading

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We Three Kings – Salvation Outside Israel

God loves to make clear guidelines, to help us. God loves to break those guidelines, to humble us. The wise men from the east are an important part of the Christmas story. And they can challenge our assumptions regarding the … Continue reading

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Drawing All Peoples to Christ

Sermon Text:  Matthew 2:1-12 Today we celebrate the feast of Epiphany, when wise, wealthy gentiles far from the East followed a star and came to worship the young Child, Jesus. Now if we think about it, this should be quite … Continue reading

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